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Young Alumni Newsletter - University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

FRIDAY 01.20.17

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SOUNDS OF CHANGE

U-M celebrated the 2017 MLK Symposium this past Monday. The event’s prominent keynote speakers, Golden Globe nominee Issa Rae, and Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now! stressed the value of speaking out.

TIPS ON FAKE-FINDING

In a world where you can share news with a click of a button, it’s now more important than ever to know if the news is real. Hear more from Communications Professor Brian Weeks on fake news and how to spot it before you share.

LEMME UPGRADE YOU

After 98 years, it’s time for a makeover. Many students have shown support for the upcoming Union renovation—especially because it will make the space more inclusive to people with disabilities. Speaking of updates...

HOW DIVERSITY MAKES US SMARTER

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An interesting piece from the Scientific American talks about how social diversity can lead to a whole lot of great benefits. Namely, more creative and hard-working groups of people.

POLICY TALKS AND BAR CRAWLS

Never a dull moment in A2. In April, Chair of the U.S. Federal Reserve Janet Yellen will be coming to campus to talk policy at Rackham Auditorium. Also, PSA for all you 90s babies—break out those jean overalls and slap bracelets because 90s Bar Crawl is coming to town.

The Friday Bluebook

What are the names of the original (and live) wolverine mascots Michigan had in the 1920s? (Click answer below.)

A

Biff
and
Bennie

B

Fluffy
and
Ferocious

C

Maize
and
Blue

Last week's question was pretty confusing. LSA's motto is actually, “Leading in Thought and Action,” not “Artes, Scientia, Veritas.” About 43% of you guessed correctly. I tricked 55% of you, and the rest guessed that “Work Hard, Play Hard” was LSA's motto. Kudos to those folks.

About the Dean's Young Alumni Council

The Dean’s Young Alumni Council (DYAC) is a highly engaged group of recent graduates whose mission is to encourage their peers to articulate the impact of their LSA education and to create a culture of giving back as alumni. Check out our website for more information and fill out our interest form to get involved!


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